John Modesitt is active/lives in California, New York, New Mexico / France. John Modesitt is known for figure-Indian, landscape, and still life painting.
John Modesitt is part of a new wave of California Impressionists who paint in the style of Edgar Payne, Guy Rose, and Maurice Braun. Like these early masters, Modesitt paints what he feels about nature and translates his emotional and spiritual experiences into rhythmic color compositions on canvas. "Before I start a painting I ask myself what am I trying to say. This gives me a clear understanding of where I am going and how I will get there." Once a clear message has been established John creates a thumbnail sketch. "I paint what I see, but, I compose what I feel by refining the natural composition. This may mean adding, deleting or moving objects in order to build a natural rhythm into the painting."
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